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ICTs raise awareness of the need to improve women’s rights. There needs to be even greater policy intervention, however.
Top stories relating to African internet in early August 2014 include a partnership to bring free online services to Zambians, Uber for Lagos, and ICT to prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is hosting a meeting with government officials to identify the key blockages to affordable Internet in Mozambique.
Most internet traffic in Zimbabwe is not local to local (67% goes undersea to London). Local content is needed (networks providers and content providers can partner), along with network peering and IXPs. But, data centres require power and connectivity.
The 3rd Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) was held in June 2014, focusing on the theme of youth empowerment.
The Mozambican Government has made reforms to support national Internet development. Despite these steps, the nation still lags much of the continent in terms of connectivity.